Author: Jeff Banks

CFU AGM Live Streaming Details

This Thursday night sees the City Fans United AGM take place at the Deva Stadium, kicking off at 7.30pm.

 

The meeting, which is for existing members only is being streamed via the Zoom app on Thursday night for members that cannot attend the meeting that will be hosted in the Blues Bar.

 

Before the meeting gets underway there will also be a presentation from Stuart Murphy as he updates on future plans relating to infrastructure developments. This will begin promptly at 7pm.

 

 

Those wishing to access the live stream need to email jeff.banks@chesterfc.com by 6pm on Wednesday 20th November quoting their name and membership number  in order for invites to be sent out in time.

Click here for more details on Zoom

 

CFU AGM Reminder – Thursday 21st November

Next Thursday night sees our City Fans United AGM take place at Chester FC.

 

The meeting, which will get underway at 7.30pm in the Blues Bar at the Deva Stadium will focus on the previous year at the club, and will refer to the financial reports sent out on November 1st, which were available to members on email via the link provided.

 

As it’s a members only meeting, you can still sign up or renew your membership via the link below.

 Join or Renew CFU Membership here

 

We look forward to you joining us next Thursday night at the Deva!

 

CFU looking to former members to ‘Rejoin the Journey!’

City Fans United are kicking off a CFU ‘Rejoin the Journey’ Sign Up Week on Saturday when they hope to increase the number of current members by asking those who have not yet renewed their membership to do so this Saturday afternoon whilst Chester FC are in action against Blyth Spartans, in what could see the club go top of the National League North.

 

Around 600 people have yet to renew their membership, and Jeff Banks, the CFU director who owns the membership portfolio, is asking those lapsed members to ‘Rejoin the Journey!’, “I’m sure everyone has their reasons for not renewing their CFU membership in the summer, maybe they haven’t got round to it yet, maybe it was a case of they just wanted to help in 2018 when the crisis pulled everyone together, but either way it’s so important for those former members to renew as not only is it a significant financial benefit to the club, but it also gives CFU a stronger voice in how the club is run and what decisions are made in the future.

 

“Our aim is to get back to having 2000 members of all ages, we currently have 1400 members which is comprised of adults, life members and Junior Blues, so I’m asking all of those who were with us before to ‘Rejoin the Journey’ and be part of something special that is happening this season at Chester FC.

 

“We have announced a number of quality discounts for members recently, and that list will grow further, and if we can get 2000 members of CFU then this will help attract further discounts too across the whole community. So my message to anyone who has not renewed from last year is please do it this Saturday when you’re tuning into the game against Blyth, or even if you’re at the game as you can even do it on your phone!”

 

Click here to join or renew your CFU membership

 

CFU are also asking current members if they would consider moving across to the Direct Debit scheme introduced this season, where members are able to pay any amount from £2 per month upwards, and for anyone that switches across to the scheme in the next 7 days then they will be rewarded with a limited edition pin badge. “We have had a very good start on our Direct Debit scheme for members, and if more members are happy to switch to the Direct Debit option, and in turn help the club financially at the same time then we would like to thank them with the pin badge as a gesture.”

 

“If it’s £2 per month or £10 per month, or any other figure, then this will be a massive help to Chester FC and it really will make renewing next year so much easier, so I would like to ask each current member to consider this option going forward to help.”

 

To switch to the Direct Debit option, please email nick.phillipson@chesterfc.com who will be able to set up the plan very easily for members.

 

City Fans United Informal Meeting – October 3rd

The latest informal City Fans United meeting will take place on Thursday 3rd October in the Blues Bar at the Deva Stadium, starting at 7.30pm.

 

The meeting, which is open to anyone to attend, will also feature an update from the Community Trust, with regards to the King George V Community Sports Hub. This will be an opportunity for any questions to be put forward with regards to the ongoing progress towards the Hub.

 

There will also be a Q&A with the board at the meeting too.

 

We look forward to seeing you there, and if you’re not able to attend then the meeting will be streamed live on the City Fans United You Tube channel.

 

See you there!

Limited Edition Starbucks CFU Cup

Starbucks Greyhound Park in Chester have once again thrown their support behind City Fans United and Chester FC by launching a limited edition reusable cup.

 

20 of the environmentally friendly cups have been produced with the CFU emblem and Chester FC logo on them and will be on sale in the Chester FC club shop on Saturday 7th September.

 

A local artist based at Chester University has been involved in the design work.

 

Dave Pike, store manager at Starbucks Greyhound Park said, “We’re delighted to produce this limited edition cup that Chester fans can use over and over again whilst knowing they are helping the environment at the same time as enjoying a drink from our store. We’re also delighted to further our partnership with the club and City Fans United, and look forward to more exciting initiatives going forward.”

 

Jeff Banks, director of Fan Engagement said, “It’s great to have Starbucks producing these cups for the club, and I’m sure they will go down extremely well with our fans. I’d like to thank Dave and the team, who have already been very generous in offering beta members and Chester FC season ticket holders a 10% discount on drinks from the store. They have also been really supportive towards our half time challenges as well.”

 

The cups with lids, will be on sale for £5 in the club shop before tomorrow’s game against Guiseley.

 

City Fans United (Formal Meeting) – Thurs 29th August

Thursday 29th August will see the latest City Fans United meeting take place in the Blues Bar at the Deva Stadium.

 

The meeting which gets underway at 7.30pm on the night will be a formal meeting, and will be available to view on our Zoom channel, for members only. The Zoom app can be downloaded on phones or PC. Please email jeff.banks@chesterfc.com by Wednesday 28th August if you wish to view the meeting, and a meeting request will be sent to your email.

 

Agenda (pdf)

 

It’s the final meeting before the scheduled AGM meeting and so will provide members with updates from the CFU directors on all portfolios.

 

We hope you are able to make the meeting on the Thursday and hope to announce some special guests in due course.

 

Doors open at 7pm and you can also pick up your CFU membership card if not collected already, and join or renew your membership on the night.

 

Remember you can join or renew online too, with the links below:

Join Online

Renew Online

 

CFU Board – Update

City Fans United directors have strengthened the board with Paul McDermott joining as an external director.

Paul, (58), brings a wealth of business experience, and will help develop the link between the board and Stuart Murphy, who are intending on working together to develop the club in the near future.

On his appointment as an external director, Paul said, “I am delighted to be involved in the club and to play a part in its development off the pitch and enjoy its success on it.”

Welcome to the board of City Fans United, Paul.

Season Ticket & Membership Cards Collection Event – Update

Next Thursday (1st August) the Chester FC Fan Engagement Working Group (FEWG) are holding their Season Ticket & CFU Membership Cards Collection Event, and we have a further update for the evening itself.

 

As well as being able to pick up your Season Tickets & CFU Cards, the club shop will also be open on the evening itself with a chance to get your hands on the new range of items about to be stocked.

 

The Child home shirts that featured in the Children’s season ticket packages will also be available for collection next Thursday night too.

 

Plus, we’ll also be staging the draw for the Chester FC Community Trust’s Grand Summer Raffle, for which tickets can still be purchased and handed in prior to the draw taking place in the Blues Bar.

 

If that wasn’t enough, then we’ll also be holding an informal CFU Update during the meeting too, where we’ll have brief updates from the board members followed by a Q&A with the management team and hopefully some players from the 2019-20 Chester FC squad.

 

So, come and join us next Thursday night, it will be a great event, and the Blues Bar will be open from 7.30pm on the evening, with drinks available of course.

 

Membership Cards & Season Ticket Collection Event

City Fans United are delighted to announce the date for this year’s Membership Cards & Season Tickets collection night.

 

The event organised by the Fan Engagement Working Group (FEWG) will take place in the Blues Bar at Chester FC, on Thursday 1st August beginning at 7.30pm, and fans will be able to collect their 2019/20 season tickets and also their CFU membership card for the 2019/20 membership period, on the night.

 

We are also hoping to have some special guests on the night and we will confirm this in due course, but please pop a note in your diary to come down. By attending on the night you’ll also be helping ease the pressure on the ticket office on matchday. Season Tickets will then be available to collect following the event during normal ticket office hours.

 

If you haven’t renewed your CFU membership yet then you can do this online via the link below:

Renew and Pay Online here

Not a member yet? Then join CFU here

To renew via our new Direct Debit plan please email nick.phillipson@chesterfc.com who will then send you the details for this extremely straight forward process.

 

We look forward to seeing you on the 1st August!

 

City Fans United Formal Members Meeting Reminder

Thursday night sees the City Fans United formal members meeting take place in the Blues Bar, at the Swansway Chester Stadium (7.30pm start).

 

During the meeting we’ll hear an update from the board of directors of City Fans United, including a Finance Update and an overview of the results from the Big City Census, as well as updates from the various Working Groups.

 

There will also be details of the AGM later this year, and a Q&A session on the night too.

 

Prior to the meeting the Fundraising Working Group will be selling raffle tickets for just £1 where prizes include 2 pairs of tickets for Chester Zoo which have been generously donated to the raffle for the evening.

 

There will also be further prizes on offer for the raffle, so please grab yourself some raffle tickets tomorrow night as you’ll stand a great chance of winning!

 

The meeting will also be streamed live to those members who have requested access up to last night (as per the deadline previously mentioned), and further instructions will be sent out tomorrow following on from the invite already sent out by Jeff Banks on Wednesday 22nd May. The online stream is due to start at 7.15pm where those joining will be held in the ‘waiting room’ until the meeting gets underway at 7.30pm.

 

Please download the app Zoom or click the link from the email sent out those who have requested it, to follow the meeting.

 

You can also renew your membership at the meeting tomorrow night, and Nick Phillipson will also be on hand to set up and discuss Direct Debit plans for those interested in paying monthly or annually.

 

We look forward to seeing you there tomorrow night!

 

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